Protecting the space between cities and Colorado wilderness

December 16, 2021
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A firefighting helicopter flies over the Cal-Wood fire in the foothills north of Boulder Monday Oct. 19, 2020.

More and more development is taking place in Colorado's Wildland Urban Interface – that space between cities and untouched wilderness - and that’s a concern for firefighters tasked with keeping those who move there safe. Jacob Ware is the chief of the Elk Creek Fire Protection district in the foothills outside Denver.